I'm Piers Henwood and this is my home for writing about my life and work in the music industry, both as an executive and a creator.
I’ve overseen campaigns that have resulted in hundreds of millions of track streams, JUNO and Grammy nominations, an Academy Awards nomination, and a New York Times Best Seller.
I got into the music industry 20 years ago by managing my first band Jets Overhead. I’ve had the rare experience of standing on stage at major festivals such as Coachella and Bonnaroo as both a musician and a manager. My perspective on creativity and the industry comes from merging these paths.
I believe in lifelong creativity and enjoy starting new creative experiments. I wrote an album of love songs to propose to my wife, and I still love playing guitar and piano in the studio with my current project Astrocolor.
Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to get in touch – I’ll do my best to be helpful!
What does it mean to be courageous? We’re taught to associate courage with high-stakes moments, from responding to danger to facing grave illness. We rightly celebrate courageous acts of heroism – but is the characteristic of courage only the domain of exceptional individuals in traumatic moments? I believe we as
Neil Young called his longtime manager, Elliot Roberts, “the greatest manager of all time” after his sudden passing in June 2019. From the late 60s onwards, Elliot had steered the fabled careers of Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, while also co-managing the likes of Tom Petty and The Eagles in
In the music business, “Who’s your favourite Beatle?” is a surefire cocktail party conversation starter. In light of the revelatory new documentary Get Back, perhaps the more interesting question for creatives and entrepreneurs is “Which Beatle do you most resemble?” While watching intimate footage of John Lennon and Paul